In laser engraving, there are two types of machines - diode lasers and CO2 lasers.
Diode lasers are often compared to LED lights. Photons are ejected by using electricity to excite electrons in the negative/positive junction. The beam passes through a lens to focus the photons before colliding with the material. For example, supermarkets use diode lasers to scan barcodes at checkout counters. However, diode lasers used for engraving purposes are more durable than those found in supermarkets and should be handled with care.
Although diode laser engravers are the most powerful in their class, they cannot cut all types of materials. However, they are very reasonably priced and are perfect for simple laser engraving projects.
Diode Laser Printer Options:
Atomstack A5 Pro
Atomstack A10 Pro
Atomstack S10 Pro
Atomic Stack S20 Pro
The CO2 machine's laser is generated inside a sealed tube made of glass, which contains CO2 among other gases. The electric current produces light when it intensifies the gas. The resulting light washes out different mirrors on its way to the lens. The lens focuses the beam in the correct position before it leaves the laser and hits the material.
CO2 is generally more powerful than diode lasers. Because of this power, they have the advantage of being able to pass through materials that diode lasers cannot. Unfortunately, these types of machines are also very delicate, and once the glass tube or mirror is damaged, the laser may not work properly or at all. Therefore, they require more maintenance than diode lasers.
CO2 laser engravers are typically used on materials such as wood, glass, ceramic, plastic or leather.
Despite this disadvantage, CO2 lasers have the ability to cut and engrave solid materials.
CO2 laser printer selection:
Epilog Fusion Edge Laser
Fusion Pro Laser
Full Spectrum Laser Muse Core
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